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  • Crown Jewel

  • By: Christopher Reich
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Stolen sports cars, brilliant casino heists, and the brazen kidnapping of a prince: only the shadowy spy-for-hire Simon Riske can stop the mastermind behind it all. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd Riske novel great

  • By oskiek on 04-20-19

2nd Riske novel great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I enjoyed this one even more the first. Fun romp through the south of France. If you liked the 1st Simon Riske novel you will like this one.

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  • The Partner

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707

From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A minor peeve...

  • By N. Ekim on 01-29-14

This was vintage Grisham

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Great story in the style of The Firm. Did not anticipate the ending. Performance by Frank Miller was excellent.

I have been disappointed by some of the latest Grisham’s novels but this one was worth the credit.

  • A Matter of Honor

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. The moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events. Within days he's running for his life, pursued by the KGB, the CIA, and his own countrymen. Powerful men plot his destruction, and Adam is betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear. When he finally realizes what he possesses, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death - it's a matter of honor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Missing!

  • By Eagle on 03-30-16

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

The story was interesting. This is an earlier book by Jeffrey Archer. Absolutely worth a read!

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,603

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

Interesting but not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

As much as I like Anthony Bourdain, this book resulted in me never wanting to go out to eat again.

Very disturbing picture of who prepares our food and how they do it.

I am glad he added final chapters, that discerned a more sane restaurant life.

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,410

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Did not finish it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Could not finish this book. Did not like the story or the characters. It did not hold my attention abandoned it 2/3 through the book.

  • The Kill Artist

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,658

After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reluctant Assassin

  • By Snoodely on 10-30-13

First in the Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-17

I have been reading Gabriel Allon books for several years now. They are my favorite. This is the first time I have gone back to the beginning to read the first book in the series. It did not disappoint - great book and narration by George Guidall is perfect as usual. If you are a fan of this series but never went back to read the first book, you should. You will not be disappointed.

  • Suspicion

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support. In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny's situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter's tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Premise

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-28-14

I enjoyed this book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-17

The first part of the book was a bit of a bore - standard Finder formula. A somewhat unsuccessful, short on money guy, finds himself in a position where he is forced to do something he does not want to do.

Fairly similar to a lot of Finder plots. The second part of the book picked up in pace and I have to say I enjoyed listening to the rest of it.

  • The Night Crew

  • By: Brian Haig
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 950

Five US soldiers, tasked with guarding Iraqi prisoners, stand accused of committing depraved atrocities against their charges. Drummond is assigned to defend one of them: a hardscrabble young woman who is either incredibly naive or deceptively evil...and whose incriminating photos made the case an international scandal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have missed Brian Haig! Glad to have him back...

  • By shelley on 03-26-15

This was just ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-17

I enjoyed Brian Haig's in the past. This one was not the best, but still ok.

  • Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales

  • By: Randy Singer
  • Narrated by: Joey Collins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for. Harry McNaughton is one of the founding partners of McNaughton & Clay and the only lawyer willing to take a chance employing an ex-con-turned-lawyer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story EXCEPT for all the sexual innuendo.

  • By Lynette Eppley on 10-10-15

Great leagal thriller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-16

I have read a few of Randy's book and have always enjoyed his books. This one is no exception. Well written legal page turner.

  • The Guilty

  • Will Robie, Book 4
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,794

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous next installment, Robbie &Reel are back

  • By GH on 11-18-15

Not my favorite Will Robbie story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

Not sure why I was not crazy about this book, could be it was a bit predictable. I